Clarence Gilyard Jr, a well-liked supporting actor whose credit embody the blockbuster movies Die Laborious and Prime Gun and the hit tv collection Walker, Texas Ranger, has died on the age of 66.
His loss of life was introduced this week by the College of Nevada, Las Vegas, the place he taught stage and display screen performing.
Extra particulars weren’t instantly out there Tuesday.
“Professor Gilyard was a beacon of sunshine and energy for everybody round him at UNLV,” the varsity’s movie chair, Heather Addison, stated in an announcement.
“At any time when we requested him how he was, he would cheerfully declare that he was ‘Blessed’. However we’re really those who have been blessed to be his colleagues and college students for therefore a few years.”
Gilyard had a prolific profession as an actor, beginning within the Nineteen Eighties with appearances in Diff’hire Strokes, The Information Of Life and different exhibits.
He then appeared in two of the largest motion pictures of the last decade: Prime Gun, by which he performed Sunset, a radar intercept officer; and Die Laborious, when he was featured as a villainous pc thief whose one liners included “You didn’t deliver me alongside for my charming character”.
Within the Nineties, he was on the facet of regulation enforcement in Matlock, taking part in reverse Andy Griffith, and Walker, Texas Ranger, which starred Chuck Norris.
His different credit embody The Karate Child: Half II, a stage manufacturing of Driving Miss Daisy and an look alongside Bruce Willis in a business for DieHard batteries.
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